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2014/05/05 20:36:03 (permalink)

Kitchen gadgets

What kitchen gadgets do you like..?
 
What gadgets did you try that didn't work out..?
 
What gadgets (real or not yet invented) do you desire..?
 
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    BackRhodes
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/05 20:39:01 (permalink)
    I recently got a gadget to form hamburger into hot dog shapes, so you can then serve using a hot dog bun...
     
    $12+ S & H...novel but wouldn't buy another...I could do a better job by hand...  
     
    (maybe I can sell it at a yard sale)
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/05 20:52:35 (permalink)
    Haven't we already discussed this topic on many other threads?
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/05 21:53:05 (permalink)
    Didn't see any...
     
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/06 00:10:15 (permalink)
    BackRhodes
    Didn't see any...

    Yep, they're out there.
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/06 00:22:25 (permalink)
    Well, i use my garlic press just about every day @ home so have to mention that gadget, And lovin' my 4 new Ceramic Nonstick Pans 
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/06 03:37:30 (permalink)
    My heat resistant Spatula and my wooden dowel-like thing that looks like an Auger to get the Juice out of Limes & Lemons. Don't know what you call it.


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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/06 09:43:05 (permalink)
    My stick blender is my all time favorite kitchen tool. Don't know how I got along before I got it.
     
    My mom gets me all those cheap "as seen on tv" kitchen utensils for xmas every year... I have a few lying around still, like that tall spaghetti cooker (tall plastic tube you dump boiling water over the spaghetti into), a gripping spatula, last year she got me a cast iron fajita sizzle plate that's still in the package. Tried the spaghetti thing, too much trouble for its worth, and the gripping spatula broke after a few uses (but she got me 2 so I have a backup).
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/06 18:28:13 (permalink)

      
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    Exactly that which you seek: an 'outdoors char-grilled result', done smokelessly, quickly, & neatly indoors!
     
    Cuisinart Griddler is always available at Sam's or Costco for $59 or so.
     
    Char- Crust is available most everywhere (Wal-Mart, Safeway, etc) or online.
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/06 19:00:18 (permalink)
    BTW:  if you search 'cuisinart griddler' or char-crust' on Roadfood you'll come up with several more of my posts recommending these truly wonderful products.  Several of my fellow RF'ers have tried it and have both posted and sent PM's thanking me for the suggestion.
     
    Cuisinart's product is a refinement on the 'Forman Grill' : more power, a sear setting, and both grill and griddle plates.  (In fact, I now fix burgers on the griddle plates, after rubbing them with Char-Crust Original Hickory, of course).
     
    Here's a fantastic 'grill indoor Winter meal):  Zap a few baking spuds for 5 minutes, then put them into a 375 oven to crisp-up, Char-Crust rubbed rib-eyes on the grill.  Rub some asparagus spears with olive oil and put them on the 'dirty' grill to cook while the steaks rest.  A steakhouse dinner super cheap, super quick, super in mere minutes!
     
    These days the only times we fire up the trusty Weber is for grilling ears of corn as a substitute for baked potatos with our rib-eye & asparabus dinners.
     
     
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/06 20:22:51 (permalink)
    MH fires up the trusty Weber quite frequently!  We thought grilling season was upon us when we got hit with a week of rain.  No matter, we have lots of "competition" charcoal from Costco.
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/06 20:32:16 (permalink)
    I actually like my triangle shaped jar opener with the saw teeth.  Saves my arthritic hands.
     

     
    I bought something similar for under my cupboard but I think I want to replace the cupboards first.
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/06 23:32:15 (permalink)
    Saladmaster Food Processor...



    An awesome manual machine that's older than CCinNJ. However...I'm not even close to being old.

    Pogo Whisk...





    A steal of a deal @ $3.74! It whisks egg whites in a snap....& a few bounces.


    Pineapple Prince aka Pineapple Shark...




    Never used it on a pineapple but it does handy work stamping out donuts & cream biscuit waffles.
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2014/05/06 23:36:53
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/06 23:45:34 (permalink)
    I don't have any kitchen gadgets. 
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/07 00:04:02 (permalink)
    My hands must be older than yours.  They hurt and need my gadget.
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/07 13:16:54 (permalink)
    What? Nobody has a Salad Shooter?
    http://saladshooter.com/
     
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/07 14:40:35 (permalink)
    I have the pro-salad shooter  and used it a lot.   But I didn't realize it was a hand blender too until recently when I was making a cake and couldn't find what my wife did with  our regular blender.

     
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/07 15:00:44 (permalink)
    My friend just got a mango corer she loves
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/07 15:03:40 (permalink)
    SeamusD My stick blender is my all time favorite kitchen tool. Don't know how I got along before I got it.

    Same here.  Got my first one as a gift and thought "Huh... wonder what I'll do with it. Bet I use it once a year."  Turns out I use it 2-3x/week.
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/07 17:53:41 (permalink)
    Now that you mention Salad Shooter, I've been thinking of getting one.  Primary use would be to make coleslaw chopped like KFC's.  If you own a Salad Shooter and are familiar with KFC's slaw, will it do the trick?  Also, I'm not sure whether to get the standard or the Pro.  Any suggestions?  
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/07 21:48:44 (permalink)
    Compare the different models on the shelf.  I think the Pro had a bigger hopper and larger cutters.    Which ant that big actually.   Cabbage I cut by hand (can't put a whole head in the shooter), but the shooter is great with carrots and like vegges.   But yes, if you want finely grated cabbage like KFC then the shooter will do it.
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/08 06:46:29 (permalink)
    Many thanks, edwmax.
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/08 10:08:10 (permalink)
    BackRhodes

    I recently got a gadget to form hamburger into hot dog shapes, so you can then serve using a hot dog bun...

    $12+ S & H...novel but wouldn't buy another...I could do a better job by hand...  

    (maybe I can sell it at a yard sale)


    My question is, what's wrong with serving hamburgers on hamburger buns?
    Also 99.9% of stuff like this is, as Alton Brown says, "A unitasker" This is how folks end up with a  drawer  full of stuff to "sell at a yard sale".
     
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/08 11:43:04 (permalink)
    If BackRhodes adds it to his next yard sale, I'll go buy it.
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/08 14:13:30 (permalink)
    haha ... I had a girlfriend that would buy stuf at yard sale just to have for her yard sale. ....
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/08 14:41:36 (permalink)
    I use a cheap Walmart mandolin at least once a week.  I have cut off the end of a few fingers over time.  " />
     
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/08 14:44:52 (permalink)
    Sundancer7

    I use a cheap Walmart mandolin at least once a week.  I have cut off the end of a few fingers over time.  " />

    Paul E. Smith
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    hummm .... Walmart also sells meat.   You don't have to grow your own and it would be less painful.
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/08 14:51:24 (permalink)
    A big part of the KFC cole slaw way is getting the cabbage down to the size of grains of rice. Saladmaster cone #1 does that quickly & you easily keep all the digits intact.
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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/08 22:13:08 (permalink)
    CCinNJ

    A big part of the KFC cole slaw way is getting the cabbage down to the size of grains of rice. Saladmaster cone #1 does that quickly & you easily keep all the digits intact.

    I can do that with a French knife.

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    Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/09 11:20:11 (permalink)
    I wish I could get it to look like KFC with a knife, but my knife skills aren't as advanced as lleechef's and annpeeples'.  I made Primanti Brothers coleslaw yesterday using a knife, though, and it turned out beautifully. 
    post edited by MellowRoast - 2014/05/09 14:55:01
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